Fury DID Win It Says Ex-Champ Lennox

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Fury DID Win It Says Ex-Champ Lennox


FORMER world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis led the condemnation of the judges who denied Tyson Fury a fairy tale win over Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.

Despite climbing off the canvas twice - the second knockdown in the final round appeared to momentarily leave him out cold - most observers thought Fury had done enough to claim a decision.

Victory would have completed a remarkable comeback for Fury, who has shed in excess of 100lbs and dealt with serious mental health issues over the last couple of years.

But the contest was scored 115-111 for Wilder, 114-112 for Fury and 113-113 as a draw was declared, meaning Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title.

Lewis, whose first fight with Evander Holyfield ended in a controversial draw in March 1999, empathised with Fury but nevertheless praised his fellow Briton.

Lewis said: "They need to get some good judges, these judges were terrible.

"It happened to me and I knew it was going to happen to him. …

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